Running Sept. 16 to 19, the leather goods’ trade show will showcase 300 brands with a focus on emerging labels.
Prada’s ceo Patrizio Bertelli said he has no intention to sell the company as he unveiled a new industrial complex in Tuscany.
Chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri sees lots of potential in terms of licenses, stores and digital.
Chief executive officer Lisa Montague said the company has already opened three stores in the Gulf, together with Liwa, over the past five years, two in Abu Dhabi and one in Kuwait.
Called ArtLab and based outside Florence, it covers almost 400,000 square feet and employs 800 workers.
The ceo of the Italian fashion group emphasized investments in the network of stores, the efforts to boost global brand visibility and an enriched product offer, all enhanced by a fast-growing digital presence, which are already yielding results.
Offtrack founders Isabelle Alix and Noémie Blanchard aim to democratize high-end leatherwear through comfort, practicality and price.
The 12,916-square-foot space features innovative machinaries which, along with Salvatore Ferragamo’s high-end craftsmanship, will enable the brand to expand its offering of leather accessories.
The Florence-based brand’s small leather goods can be personalized with patches in various shapes until Dec. 31.
A series of Leather Lounges will pop up periodically across the U.S. to showcase local leather artisans and their craftsmanship.
The trade show took place in the same days as Milan Fashion Week.